It looks like everyone's favorite Spider-Man is taking a break from acting after his upcoming role in the FX's crime series 'Under the Banner of Heaven'.
After a stellar 2021, having received an Oscar nomination, a Golden Globe award for his leading turn in 'tick, tick...BOOM!', and universal acclaim for his heartfelt performance as Spider-Man in 'No Way Home', Andrew clearly wants some well-deserved rest.
"I need to recalibrate and reconsider what I want to do next and who I want to be and just be a bit of a person for a while. Because as you know, that is a washing machine, that awards season. I need to just be a bit ordinary for a while," actor told Variety.
So, while Garfield will be spending time sunbathing on some secluded beach, we can use this opportunity to take a look at some of his greatest, albeit slightly underrated, performances to date.
99 Homes, 2014 (dir. Ramin Bahrani)
Andrew Garfield stars in this realistic drama about the American real estate crisis as a young father forced to work for a dubious broker (Michael Shannon) culling homes in poor Orlando neighborhoods. With superb direction by Bahrani and stunning supporting performance by Shannon, Garfield is given the opportunity to really shine as an unwitting bystander who slowly succumbs to violent ways of his mentor. A truly underrated American cinema masterpiece, worth to revisit its forgotten legacy.
Silence, 2016 (dir. Martin Scorsese)
Martin Scorsese's groundbreaking three-hour film about Christian missionaries on the forgotten shores of seventeenth-century Japan went mostly unnoticed when it first premiered. But over time, more and more critics have been compelled to reconsider this stunning film about the nature of faith, especially Garfield's confident performance as a young priest struggling with a crisis of faith. Starring alongside Adam Driver and Liam Neeson, Garfield is truly mesmerizing, putting all his acting skills into making his performance a real success. A must-see for history buffs and Garfield aficionados.
Under the Silver Lake, 2018 (dir. David Robert Mitchell)
One of the strangest movies of recent years, in which Garfield's character, a frustrated young man, tries to uncover a mind-boggling plot on the streets of Los Angeles. The lightness of the acting only adds to the impact of the film, which really hits hard, especially in the last 20 minutes or so. Be warned before watching the film – the movie is downright creepy and unlike anything you've ever seen before, but if you are an Angeleno yourself, you might learn something very interesting about this great but mysterious city.
'Under the Banner of Heaven' premieres tonight, April 28 on Hulu.